Patriot Ancestor: Ebenezer Witter

Patriot Ancestor / Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Ebenezer Witter          P-323130                     DAR #: A127255

Birth:   11 Sep 1732 Preston / New London / CT
Death: 22 Aug 1817 Westfield / Hampden / MA

Ebenezer Witter was Captain of the Muskets out of Preston, CT, and his eldest son, also named Ebenezer, was a Musketeer in that Company.  As Captain of the Town of Preston Co. in 1775, he served at Lexington, Concord and Boston.  In 1776 he was Captain of the 4th Preston Co., Selden’s Regiment, Wadsworth’s Brigade.  NSDAR records state CAPTAIN, LEXINGTON ALARM.  After the war, Ebenezer and his son as veterans fought in Western New York against the Iroquois Confederacy.  

Ebenezer Witter was the son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Gore) Witter. He married first, on 2 Jun 1757 Amy Meech and had children Stephen, Esther, Ebenezer, and Amy. He married second, on 22 Sep 1763, Abigail Geer and had children Amos, Mary, Robert, and Alfred. He married third, on 5 May 1796, Widow Hannah Page, in Washington, Massachusetts.

Burial:  Middle Farms Cemetery , Location: Westfield / Hampden / MA / USA

Find A Grave Cemetery #: 1994349, Findagrave Memorial # 9535379


  1. Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol III p 3920; The descendants of William Witter and Hannah Churchman, compiled by Harold John Witter pp 50-51; Witter Genealogy compiled by Georgia Cooper Washburn, p 60
  2. NSDAR record cites: JOHNSTON, CT MEN IN THE REV, P 20
  3. 46th-55th Annual Reports DAR. Senate documents (United States Congress, Senate). Government Printing Office: Washington, DC
  4. Graves reports submitted by Greg Bodge, 177162, George Washington Chapter, VASSAR – May 2017